On AMC’s “The Killing” finale, it was finally revealed after two seasons who killed Rosie Larsen. And as it turns out, there wasn’t just one killer on that fateful October night.
“The Killing” began with the finger pointed directly at Darren Richmond’s campaign aide Jamie. While Jamie didn’t directly kill Rosie Larsen, he did all of the dirty work. He discovered her overhearing a conspiratorial conversation at the casino (a conspiracy Jamie was directly involved in to help Darren’s campaign), and later, ended up chasing her through the woods and knocking her unconscious.
Once Jamie was shot dead by Holder within the first ten minutes of the finale, it was thought that the case might be wrapping up in a pretty unsatisfactory fashion. But that’s when Linden and Holder got to the Larsen’s house, and after discovering a busted taillight of a car inside the garage (the same one that was seen on the night of Rosie’s death), Linden quickly put it together that Aunt Terry, who was in a relationship with Michael Ames, was involved.
Although Terry had no idea who she was killing (the girl was locked inside the car’s trunk), Terry pushed the car into the lake, killing Rosie Larsen despite hearing her screams as the car sank into the abyss.
Despite its nature for faking out the viewer, “The Killing” was a great show run very poorly (executive produced by Veena Sud). Although real life cases, and certainly muder cases, take longer than 13 days to solve, “The Killing” would’ve truly benefited from solving the Rosie case last season. And not just to satisfy fan expectation, but moreso because the longer viewers are forced to watch one case get solved, the less interested they become.
In the world of television, a new season means a new beginning. With “The Killing,” a new season meant pushing the reset button on an old case.
Big mistake, Ms. Sud.